Thailand has a constitutional monarchy. The king is Bhumibol Adulyadej, and has served for 65 years. The queen is Sirikit Kitiyakara, who married Bhumibol in 1950 The public generally love and respect them.
The flag of Thailand consists of two red stripe, two white stripes and a blue band inn the middle. The red symbolises the blood spilt to maintaiin Thailand's independance. White shows purity and is the colour of Buddhism. Blue is the royal colour and represents the royal family.
Muay Thai Kickboxing is the most popular sport in Thailand, stadiums may be found all around Thailand. Tekraw is a popular sport in Thailand. It is similar to volleyball, but the feet must be used to hit the ball. It requires amazing flexibility.thumb|400px|right|Sepak Takraw